CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICANS HARRIS AND VANDERSLOOT HEADLINE THE 2010-2011 NATIONAL ALL-JESUIT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM April 8, 2011 Courtney Vandersloot, who capped off a record-breaking season by leading Gonzaga to the NCAA Elite Eight, and Amber Harris, who paced a Xavier team that was ranked in the top ten all season, highlight the 2010-2011 National AllJesuit Basketball Team, as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight today. Vandersloot (Sr., G, 5-8), the first player in NCAA history with 2,000 career points and 1,000 career assists, and Harris (R -Sr., F, 6-5) are two of six WBCA/State Farm All-Americans on the 10-player squad. The others are Ta’Shia Phillips (Xavier, Sr., C, 6-6); Sugar Rodgers (Georgetown, So., G, 5-11); Carolyn Swords (Boston College, Sr., C, 6-6); and Angel Robinson (Marquette, Sr., G, 5-8). Rounding out the All-Jesuit team are Division III All-American Lee Jennings (John Carroll, Sr., G/F, 5-6); Keiva Council (Loyola New Orleans, Jr., G, 5-8); Kayla Standish (Gonzaga, Jr., F, 6-2); and Lena Gipson (Santa Clara, R-Sr., F/C, 6-0). All 10 players earned first-team all-conference honors and eight received All-America honors. Six of the eight players who received honorable-mention status also received first-team all-conference accolades. The All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA. They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership. Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.
2010-2011 NATIONAL ALL-JESUIT TEAM Player
Keiva Council Lena Gipson Amber Harris Lee Jennings Ta’Shia Phillips Angel Robinson Sugar Rodgers Kayla Standish Carolyn Swords Courtney Vandersloot
Loyola New Orleans Santa Clara Xavier John Carroll Xavier Marquette Georgetown Gonzaga Boston College Gonzaga
Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.
G F F G/F C G G F C G
Houston, TX Hanford, CA Indianapolis, IN Stow, OH Indianapolis, IN St. Paul, MN Suffolk, VA Ellensburg, WA Sudbury, MA Kent, WA
Honorable Mention: Taryn Johnson (Fairfield, Jr., F, 5-11, Brockton, MA); Megan Kopecki (Scranton, Sr., G, 5-9, Millington, NJ); Miriam McKenzie (Loyola Maryland, Jr., G, 5-10, Columbia, MD); Stefanie Murphy (Boston College, Sr., F, 6 -4, Londonderry, NH); Katelan Redmon (Gonzaga, Jr., G/F, 6-1, Spokane, WA); Katie Sheahin (Loyola Maryland, So., G, 5-10, Brookeville, MD); Kelsey Woodard (Creighton, Sr., G, 5-10, Bellevue, NE); and Renahy Young (Loyola Marymount, Sr., G/F, 5-8, Torrance, CA)
2010-2011 NATIONAL ALL-JESUIT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM Keiva Council – Loyola New Orleans (Jr., G, 5-8, Houston, TX) Earned honorable-mention All-America status on both the NAIA and the WBCA/ State Farm Coaches’ teams after leading the Wolfpack to 20 wins and a spot in the SSAC championship game…. Led Loyola with her 16.9 scoring average (23 rd in NAIA Division I), 6.0 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists (20 th in the nation)…. Selected to the SSAC All-Conference squad and to the All-Tournament team…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week once (February 7-13) and earned a spot on the Jesuit Honor Roll three times.
Lena Gipson – Santa Clara (R-Sr., F, 6-0, Hanford, CA) Led the Broncos with 13.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, shooting 51 percent from the field and 72.1 percent from the foul stripe…. Named to the AllWCC first team…. Ranked seventh in the nation in rebounding and 14 th in the country with 17 double-doubles, including 10 of her last 12 games…. Named to the Jesuit Honor Roll four times this season.
Amber Harris – Xavier (R-Sr., F, 6-5, Indianapolis, IN) Selected to the WBCA/State Farm Coaches’ and USBWA All-America teams, the Associated Press All-America second team, and the WBCA All-Region I team, while also being named a finalist for the Wooden Award and Wade Trophy…. Honored as the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year for the second straight season…. Led the Musketeers with 18.7 points and 2.3 blocks per game and was second on the team with a 10.2 rebounding average…. Ranked in the top 30 in the country in scoring (27th), rebounding (28th), and double-doubles (ninth)…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week twice (November 22-28 & February 17-23) and was part of the Jesuit Honor Roll four times.
Lee Jennings – John Carroll (Sr., G/F, 5-6, Stow, OH) Honored as a NCAA Division III first-team All-American by D3hoops.com after finishing second in the nation in both scoring and assists, a feat equaled just once in any NCAA division in at least the past 11 years…. Named to the WBCA/ State Farm All-America squad as an honorable-mention selection and earned a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region first team…. Selected to the All-OAC first team after posting a stat line of 25.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 52 percent from the field…. Finished her career with 1,829 points, a school record…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week three times (December 6-12, January 24-30, and February 21-27) and made the Jesuit Honor Roll four times.
Page 3 Ta’Shia Phillips – Xavier (Sr., C, 6-6, Indianapolis, IN) Selected to the Associated Press All-America third team and the WBCA/State Farm All-Region 1 first team, after being named as a Wooden Award finalist…. Named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-A10 pick…. Honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the A10 tournament…. Averaged 16.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks…. Finished second in the nation in rebounding, second in the country in double-doubles (22), and third in field-goal percentage (.605)…. Set the Xavier school record with 1,552 career rebounds…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week twice (January 10-16 and March 1-13) and was part of the Jesuit Honor Roll twice.
Angel Robinson – Marquette (Sr., G, 5-8, St. Paul, MN) Earned a spot on the WBCA/State Farm All-Region1 first team and was an honorable-mention selection on the WBCA All-America squad…. Named to the AllBig East first team after leading the Golden Eagles to a 20-win season and an NCAA berth…. Displayed an all-around game, averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.4 steals per game…. Named to the Jesuit Honor Roll twice during the season.
Sugar Rodgers – Georgetown (So., G, 5-11, Suffolk, VA) Selected to the WBCA/State Farm All-America team as an honorable-mention member and picked to the WBCA All-Region 1 first team…. Honored as a finalist for the Wooden Award…. Named to the All-Big East first team after leading the Hoyas to 24 wins and a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen…. Averaged 18.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.6 steals per game and led the team in scoring 25 times…. Was 28th in the nation in scoring and 43rd in steals…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week twice (December 20-226 and January 3-9) and had a spot on the Jesuit Honor Roll twice.
Kayla Standish – Gonzaga (Jr., F, 6-2, Ellensburg, WA) Played a key role in Gonzaga’s memorable season, scoring 17.1 points per game, second on the team, pulling down a team-leading 8.4 rebounds, and blocking 1.6 shots, another team high…. Named to the All-WCC first team and also the WCC All-Tournament team…. Scored 30 points in each of the Bulldogs’ first- and second-round NCAA Tournament games, the first time in school history that a player scored 30 in back-to-back games…. Made 56 percent of her
Page 4 field-goal attempts, the 12th-best percentage in the country…. Awarded a spot on the Jesuit Honor Roll five times. Carolyn Swords – Boston College (Sr., C, 6-6, Sudbury, MA) Named to the WBCA/State Farm All-America team as an honorable-mention member and selected to the WBCA All-Region 2 first team and the All-ECAC first team…. Honored as a first-team All-ACC pick for the second straight season…. Led the Eagles to a 20-win season and a WNIT bid by averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds…. Made an amazing 71.4 percent of her shots, the best mark in the nation by more than five percent, and had 16 double-doubles, which was the 16th best in the country…. Scored 2,029 career points (second in school history) and set school records with 1,159 rebounds and 178 blocks…. Named National Jesuit Player of the Week once (January 31-February 6) and earned a spot on the Jesuit Honor Roll four times.
Courtney Vandersloot – Gonzaga (Sr., G, 5-8, Kent, WA) Honored as the winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the nation’s best point guard and the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award as the best player in the nation 5-8 or shorter…. Selected to the USBWA All-America team, the Associated Press All-America second team, and the WBCA All-Region 8 first team, while also being a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Wade Trophy…. Finished her career with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists, making her the first player, male or female, in NCAA history to have 2,000 points and 1,000 assists…. Led the country in assists (10.2 apg) by a wide margin for the second straight year and her total of 367 assists is an NCAA record for one season…. Honored as the WCC Player of the Year for the third straight season…. Scored 19.8 points per game, tops on the team and 16th in the nation, while also adding 3.2 steals which placed her seventh in the country in that category…. Named the National Jesuit Player of the Week three times (November 29-December 5, February 14-20, and March 1-13) and was part of the Jesuit Honor Roll twice.
HONORABLE MENTION CAPSULES Taryn Johnson – Fairfield (Jr., F, 5-11, Brockton, MA) All-MAAC first team… 12.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.2 spg, 1.8 bpg… Among league leaders in blocks (1st), rebounds (3rd), points (7th), field-goal percentage (2nd), and steals (4th)…. Jesuit Honor Roll two times.
Megan Kopecki – Scranton (Sr., G, 5-9, Millington, NJ) Tri-Player of the Year in the Landmark Conference, the third straight season that she held or shared the honor… All-Landmark first team… D3hoops.com All-Mid Atlantic Region third team… 14.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.2 apg, and 3.7 spg (19 th in D3)… Jesuit Honor Roll once.
Miriam McKenzie – Loyola Maryland (Jr., G, 5-10, Columbia, MD) All-MAAC first team after leading Greyhounds to 21 wins, tying the school record… MAAC AllTournament team… 14.0 ppg, 7.4 rpg…. Nine double-doubles… Jesuit Honor Roll two times.
Stefanie Murphy – Boston College (Sr., F, 6-4, Londonderry, NH) All-ACC third team… 15.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 51.3 FG%, 82.2 FT%... Ranked 43rd in the nation in field-goal percentage… Jesuit Honor Roll two times.
Katelan Redmon – Gonzaga (Jr., G/F, 6-1, Spokane, WA) All-WCC first team… 16.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.3 apg… Led Bulldogs in free-throw shooting and was in the top two in assists, rebounding, and field-goal percentage… Jesuit Honor Roll two times.
Katie Sheahin – Loyola Maryland (So., G, 5-10, Brookeville, MD) All-MAAC second team… MAAC Defensive Player of the Year… 12.8 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.9 spg… Second in the nation in steals… Almost single-handedly gave the Greyhounds their first-ever postseason win when she scored 27, including the game-winning three-pointer with 3.1 seconds left, and added nine rebounds and six assists in a WNIT win at Old Dominion… Jesuit Honor Roll three times.
Kelsey Woodard – Creighton (Sr., G, 6-0, Bellevue, NE) All-MVC first team… 12.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.6 apg… Double-figure scoring in 21 games and 20-plus scoring five times… Jesuit Honor Roll one time.
Renahy Young – Loyola Marymount (Sr., G/F, 5-8, Torrance, CA) All-WCC first team… 16.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.4 spg… 10 20+ point games… Career total of 1,562 points is third highest in school history… Jesuit Honor Roll two times.